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1. US20200186710 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING MULTIPLE CAMERAS FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16704982
Application Date 05.12.2019
Publication Number 20200186710
Publication Date 11.06.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
H04N 5/232
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
225Television cameras
232Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control
H04N 5/262
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
262Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects
H04N 5/225
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
225Television cameras
CPC
H04N 5/23299
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
232Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control ; ; Control of cameras comprising an electronic image sensor;
23299Controlling the position of the camera for changing the field of view, e.g. panning, tilting or tracking of objects
H04N 5/23238
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
232Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control ; ; Control of cameras comprising an electronic image sensor;
23238Control of image capture or reproduction to achieve a very large field of view, e.g. panorama
H04N 5/2258
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
2258Cameras using two or more image sensors, e.g. a CMOS sensor for video and a CCD for still image
H04N 5/2621
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
262Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects ; ; Cameras specially adapted for the electronic generation of special effects
2621Cameras specially adapted for the electronic generation of special effects during image pickup, e.g. digital cameras, camcorders, video cameras having integrated special effects capability
H04N 5/23245
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, TV cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules for embedding in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
225Television cameras ; ; Cameras comprising an electronic image sensor, e.g. digital cameras, video cameras, camcorders, webcams, camera modules specially adapted for being embedded in other devices, e.g. mobile phones, computers or vehicles
232Devices for controlling television cameras, e.g. remote control ; ; Control of cameras comprising an electronic image sensor;
23245Operation mode switching of cameras, e.g. between still/video, sport/normal or high/low resolution mode
Applicants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Inventors Hamid R. Sheikh
Youngjun Yoo
Seok-Jun Lee
Michael O. Polley
Title
(EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING MULTIPLE CAMERAS FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Abstract
(EN)

A method includes, in a first mode, positioning first and second tiltable image sensor modules of an image sensor array of an electronic device so that a first optical axis of the first tiltable image sensor module and a second optical axis of the second tiltable image sensor module are substantially perpendicular to a surface of the electronic device, and the first and second tiltable image sensor modules are within a thickness profile of the electronic device. The method also includes, in a second mode, tilting the first and second tiltable image sensor modules so that the first optical axis of the first tiltable image sensor module and the second optical axis of the second tiltable image sensor module are not perpendicular to the surface of the electronic device, and at least part of the first and second tiltable image sensor modules are no longer within the thickness profile of the electronic device.

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